Nice news of the week – May 14, 2020

Did you know Josh Duhamel, Amy Olson, Matt Cullen, and Tom Hoge spent a (relatively secret) day on the Fargo Country Club course on Tuesday in the name of charity?  You can watch a 3-hour special on the game on May 31; a link to the details is in this week’s news.

And speaking of this week’s news, it also has vegetable seeds, Prairie Musicians, wet-collodion photographers, and more.  Read on.


First off, the Fargo Library has a seed library, which is awesome.  Second, since the Library can’t distribute those seeds right now, they are working with NDSU Extension Services to grow food for the state’s food pantries, which is double-awesome.(Grand Forks Herald)

In pretty cute news, eight Dickinson High athletes took to the airwaves to read books to elementary students. (Dickinson Press)

“Still,” an autobiography about five generations of Kenneth and Rebecca Bender’s family, is a finalist for the Midwest Book Awards. (McIntosh County Star Tribune)

Kindred High School is hoping to have its graduation ceremony on the same football field where they are now displaying their seniors’ photos. (KVRR)

West Fargo’s James Milbrath got a parade of support as he battles cancer. (Fargo Forum)

Prairie Public is hosting a “Prairie Musicians” variety show with polka, hardanger fiddle, and jazz groups from Bismarck and Fargo. (Jamestown Sun)

Wahpeton High Schoolers walked a marathon to raise $2,100 for Feed My Starving Children. (Wahpeton Daily News)

Mary Pat Bruels found out she was Dickinson’s Teacher of the Year in a very special way. (Dickinson Press)

The Great Plains Food Bank received a semi-full food – the equivalent of 33,000 meals – from Goldmark Property Management, who is also matching up to $25,000 in monetary donations. (KVRR)

Grand Forks’ Pierson Painter started a landscaping business in high school, and now he’s ready to grow it through “liquid salt” – so I’m guessing he’s pretty pumped to win the Red River Valley Business Plan Competition, which comes with $15,000 cash, $25,000 in consulting services, and the chance to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange. (Grand Forks Herald)

Thank you to the many families across the state who are helping COVID relief by fostering animals. (KX Net)

Tess Aitchison, a fourth-grader from Bismarck, has used her time at home to trace the lineage of North Dakota’s horses. (KX Net)

North Dakota’s small group of wet-collodion photographers – so named because they use a complicated process of coating a glass plate with a soluble iodide and cellulose nitrate to form silver iodide – are sending artifacts back and forth to create a photo series across the state. (Dickinson Press)

North Dakota is ahead of the curve in testing senior and long-term care centers. (Williston Herald)

Why did Josh Duhamel wear two pairs of pants on May 12?  In case he got a hole in one. (Grand Forks Herald)


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